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The Arts

Broadcasting vet Ralph Benmergui returns to CBC renewed

Over the span of his 35 years in broadcasting, Benmergui has seen it all: the hype, the hustle, the hoopla, the false promises and the fickle and ugly underbelly of an industry that will steal your soul.

Taking off my kippah, and regretting it, taught me valuable lesson

I have always regretted the decision to remove my kippah that day, not only because my fears were unfounded, but because I felt like I had betrayed who I am.

Books & Authors

David Bezmozgis: a trailblazer for Russian-Jewish creators in Canada

Seeing a lack of literature about his own Russian-Jewish community in Toronto, writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis took it upon himself to change that.


Jessica Chastain plays woman who hid Jews in Warsaw zoo

The Zookeeper’s Wife, adapted from a non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman, is about a couple who hid hundreds of Jews in the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust.
Scene from 'Fauda'

Co-creator Lior Raz on Fauda’s crazy, international success

Raz says Israelis (and everyone else) are fascinated by mista’arvim, the counter-terrorism units specifically trained to infiltrate local Arab populations. Fauda looks at a group of these infiltrators.
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Amy Schumer’s Clash with Alt-Right Brings ‘fake news’ to Netflix

Leather Special, Amy Schumer's new Netflix comedy special, for which the comedian got horrible abuse from Nazi websites gaining traction under the alt-right movement, doesn't pass muster with Michael Fraiman.

Drabinsky’s Sousatzka a musical about survival

Sousatzka, a new musical produced by Garth Drabinsky, is about a teenager who leaves apartheid South Africa and comes to London to study with the renowned piano teacher Madame Sousatzka, a Holocaust survivor.

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